What is a Pursuit?
Pursuits are designed for high-functioning adolescents, young adults, or families looking for an exciting once-in-a-lifetime experience and healthy adventure. Our trips provide incredible adventures that inspire and motivate participants to develop greater personal vision and life-long goals. Pursuits offer the highest level of programming and adventure facilitated by experienced and certified outdoors guides. This experience includes an extensive safety focus with individually tailored goals and daily process groups.
Learn the basics of backpacking and develop current skills while exploring several miles of Utah's most scenic backcountry. During this three-day trip you will learn technical backpacking skills such as packing, backcountry cooking, and wilderness navigation with map and compass. Light therapeutic elements will be naturally incorporated into each trip through use of journaling, meditation, psycho-education, and group work. Self-efficacy and teamwork will be fundamental tools taught throughout this course. Each participant will be asked to meet new challenges as they work together to follow through on goals.
Cost: Three-day Southern Utah Cost: $5,155
Designed to fill your summer with meaning and adventure, this multi-sport program weaves together several activities such as day hiking, mountain biking, fishing, glass blowing, and yoga. With each activity, we will start with the basics and progressively move to more advanced skills so that we meet each individual where they are are at. Communication and team support will be important as you experience each element of this program. Several times each day, you will be given time to practice mindfulness and to learn new therapeutic skills. With the basecamp model, days will be spent exploring the area and participants will return to a single family home environment in the evening. Modern conveniences such as beds and running water will prepare you for a restful night. All costs listed for three participants:
Cost: Three-day Northern Utah: $6,000
Five-day Southern Utah: $10,950
Five-day Northern Utah: $10,500
Custom Trips Are Also Available
Contact us to start planning your experience. We have the flexibility to create three to 30-day programs within the US. Please allow us at least a two-week lead time to create a custom trip for you. Due to the pandemic, we are currently postponing all international trips at this time.
Contact us to Schedule. Phone: 866-411-6600, Email: Pursuits@evoketherapy.com
Some of the reasons for participating in a Pursuits trip include:
- Seeking a memorable adventure
- The need for recharging or rejuvenating
- The desire to gain greater personal awareness or self-confidence
- A quest for change, even if that change is still to be determined
- To encourage family connection
- The need to schedule activities during a school break
- To help support sobriety
- Evoke alumni and families looking to reconnect with wilderness
- Just to step out of your comfort zone
Evoke Therapy Pursuits is not a fit for those with recent suicide or self harm attempts, a history of violent behavior, chemical dependency, or serious eating disorders. Please contact us if you or your child is not eligible for this program due to the aforementioned and we can assist you in seeking appropriate treatment.
Our Guides & Safety
Our Pursuits leaders and staff are extensively trained and experienced outdoor guides as well as therapeutic mentors and teachers. All lead Pursuits guides have at least four years of experience in group facilitation and leading adventure trips. All Pursuits guides maintain certification as Wilderness First Responders, and training in wilderness risk management, Leave No Trace ethics, communication skills, therapeutic mentoring, and group facilitation. We contract with established local professionals to help navigate all local considerations. Evoke’s own Support Team is on-call 24/7 during all Pursuits trips and is dedicated to ensuring quality programming with acute attention to safety for all participants. Our on-site Pursuits leaders honor each individual’s journey, enhance everyone’s emotional security, and are there to help facilitate the most meaningful experience.